In a Mathematics of Planet Earth tie-in, Burkard Polster and Marty Ross blog about population growth.
The pair revisits Thomas Robert Malthus's eighteenth-century musings on the likelihood of human population outpacing means of sustenance and explore the implications of unchecked geometric growth.
There is no question that population growth is an issue and is destined to become a greater issue in the coming decades. Concern is reasonable but panic is not.
Read the post.